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    Default Is this "normal" breathing to y'all?

    https://youtu.be/k1dLaVPqAEo




    Ranger doesn't always breathe this way, unless of course he's exerted himself and he does the "typical bully" loud mouth breathing. But, today he's occasionally came to me and gave me his paw (which is always to say "mom, I need you now) He'll go from regular closed mouth breathing to this heavy open mouth breathing. He hasn't been over exerting himself today and it's rained most of the day, so he's been inside all day. Maybe it's nothing and I'm just being an overly worried momma. Just curious if anyone else's baby does/has done this?


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    Default Re: Is this "normal" breathing to y'all?

    It sounds extremely normal to me... both of my bullies had the elongated pallet surgery, and they still sound like that occasionally. Sometimes if the humidity is high my guys will breathe louder than normal, from zero physical exertion... Lol

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    Thank you so much!! I assumed I was over reacting, as per usual ����
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    that is familiar to me and for us i 'think' it's when it's muggy out. he'll do that then just go lay down, or look out the door, and then go lay down ... more of a bordom type thing. But of course, if theres more too it with Ranger, its friday of course so get him checked if the need is felt

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    Ditto....both pups do it.

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    Ears pinned, no exertion... could be discomfort or pain...


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    That's completely normal...

    For a bulldog that wants his paw rubbed...

    And wants to go shark fishing with Chip.

    It's only about 16 hours drive and he'll be all better.

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    Thank you all for your replies. I honestly wouldn't know what to do without this forum and the great advice of everyone here.
    Update:
    He continued a couple more times to do the same thing and it just didn't feel "okay" to me. I was on the phone with my vet (who is the ABSOLUTE best!) when Ranger began to heave violently as if he was going to throw up. Which he's never done. Ever. Before I could put the phone down and grab him,he vomited and passed out. My vet said to immediately put him in the car and meet her at the office (which is a 5-6min drive) he was lifeless y'all. After exam and X-rays the diagnosis is aspirational pneumonia due to vomit. He is doing "okay" now but it's very, very bad. You cannot even see his left lung on X-ray due to so much fluid. He is stable and on a TON of meds, oxygen tent and getting supportive care. We have no idea what caused the nausea, upset stomach or vomit as we've changed NOTHING at all. As most of you know this is very bad and can take a very long time to recover from. We need y'all. Our pack. Please, pray for my sweet boy. We are so worried for him. Thank you all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Ears pinned, no exertion... could be discomfort or pain...


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    @2BullyMama you were dead on. He was in pain and uncomfortable


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hankster View Post
    that is familiar to me and for us i 'think' it's when it's muggy out. he'll do that then just go lay down, or look out the door, and then go lay down ... more of a bordom type thing. But of course, if theres more too it with Ranger, its friday of course so get him checked if the need is felt
    @Hankster thank you for your advice, as always I appreciate it so much.


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    Dayum! That's terrible! I hope your little guy gets through this quickly. Does your Vet think that he may have had something going on prior to him vomiting? I'm praying for Ranger...get well soon little buddy.

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    Geez what a turn around that was. Sure sounded normal on the video. Sending positive vibes your way Ranger!!! You got this!

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